Ireland Scaffolding crashes to ground in Dublin as feisty Storm Brendan weather rattles Ireland

11:55  14 january  2020
11:55  14 january  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

Met Éireann 'praying and hoping' that Ireland's 'most important' rainfall radar stays online

  Met Éireann 'praying and hoping' that Ireland's 'most important' rainfall radar stays online The Shannon Airport rainfall radar was forced offline several times last year.The forecaster recently announced that it will upgrade the Shannon Airport rainfall radar, after power failures, overheating and positioning problems caused the country’s “most important” weather radar to go offline for several weeks at a time during 2019.

Storm Brendan is set to be followed by icy patches, wintry showers and more gales in parts of Scotland which could lead to further travel disruption. High winds and flooding caused problems across the country on Monday with trees brought down and ferry sailing cancelled.

'Several hours of very dangerous weather ' as Storm Brendan hits Ireland . Storm Brendan will bring extreme winds and heavy rain on Monday. The road has been flooded during previous weather events. Acting Senior Executive Officer at Galway City Council Gary McMahon said the full force of

A scaffolding structure was blown over by Storm Brendan winds making an almighty crash in West Dublin.

Dramatic footage, which was taken in Adamstown in Lucan, shows the structure swaying in the winds as builders stand well away expecting the worst.

The winds then become too much for the structure which tipples inwards onto the site.

The incident came as Dublin was issued a status Orange alert.

Many parts of the Northside saw flooding while winds hit heights of 120kmp/h.

Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann warns of 'wintry rain' as temperatures to plunge to 0C

  Irish weather forecast: Met Eireann warns of 'wintry rain' as temperatures to plunge to 0C Met Eireann is forecasting a cold, wet and windy nightMet Eireann is forecasting a cold and windy night, with the possibility of heavy rain.

Severe gales and heavy rain are forecast this evening as Storm Brendan sweeps across the UK. Gusts exceeding 80mph are likely across NW Scotland and there are multiple Met Office warnings in place. BBC Weather 's Alina Jenkins looks at how the storm developed and what we can expect over

Media captionStorm Brendan battered the coastline around the island of Ireland . All homes that lost power as a result of the high winds and adverse weather brought by Storm Brendan have now been reconnected, Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) has said.

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The alert was lifted at 3pm today.

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